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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born N. C.)

Stephen D. Ramseur

(Ap'd N. C.)


Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Born May 31, 1837.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1860.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Feb. 1, 1861.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1860‑61, — and at Washington, D. C., 1861.

Resigned, Apr. 6, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Died, Oct. 21,​b 1864, of Wounds Received in the Battle of Cedar Creek, Va.: Aged 27.

Buried, St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, NC.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: Stephen Ramseur was one of South's youngest generals, and the essentials of his career are told on several websites, e.g., in the excerpt from Larry Tagg, The Generals of Gettysburg: The Leaders of America's Greatest Battle at the author's website.

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b His tombstone (q.v.) reads Oct. 20.

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